CorporateJob #: 2105896357W Exp.: 7+ Years
The Johnson & Johnson Law Department is recruiting for a Senior Patent Counsel to be based in the San Francisco Bay Area. This position will report to one of Johnson & Johnson’s Senior Patent Counsel and primarily provide support across Johnson & Johnson business sectors, in conjunction with Johnson & Johnson’s initiative in Health and Technology.
Caring for the world, one person at a time has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for over 125 years. We embrace research and science -- bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.
Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
As a Senior Patent Counsel, you will:
Provide a full range of patent support functions, including patent preparation and prosecution freedom-to-operate studies (e.g., infringement and validity analysis), and particularly, client counseling.
Provide due diligence support for business development activities – strong emphasis.
Support US and OUS litigation.
Manage outside preparation and prosecution counsel.
Make regular presentations and interact with the business about patents, other intellectual property, contracts, and due diligence matters.
Provide training to business personnel on patents, intellectual property, and contractual matters.
Provide transaction support for R&D teams (e.g., draft and negotiate license and research collaboration agreements).
A Bachelor’s degree is required. An undergraduate or advanced degree in Applied Mathematics, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science or Computer Engineering, Physics, Electrcial Engineering or Systems Engineering is preferred.
A Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and admission to practice before the USPTO and licensed to practice in at least one state are required.
A minimum of 7 years of law firm or corporate law department experience is required.
Patent preparation and prosecution experience is required.
Experience in the rendering of patentability and non-infringement opinions is required.
Experience in due diligence activities, license/agreement drafting and negotiation is preferred.
A demonstrated competency in the computer or electromechanical arts and combination technology systems (e.g., systems including software, chemistry, biologic or materials component) is required.
Experience handling patent matters related data science is preferred.
The ability to articulate and positively engage clients and internal partners is required.
Must be capable of giving well organized, thoughtful presentations to upper management.
Travel up to 20% both domestically and internationally is required.
This position will be based in Redwood City or Santa Clara.